Before you can tap into your insurer's uninsured-underinsured motorist coverage after a hit-and-run accident, you must first exhaust the possibilities of tracking down the wayward driver. If Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, represents you after you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, we may start by examining the police report, but we will not likely stop there.
We may employ a private investigator to seek the identity of the driver who collided with you when you were:
- A driver
- A passenger
- A pedestrian
- A bicyclist
- A motorcyclist
To verify that a hit-and-run accident occurred in West Virginia, it is necessary to obtain testimony from an independent witness. If your car was run off the road by another driver and struck a tree, but no one witnessed it, you may encounter difficulty recovering damages. As part of the investigation into the circumstances of your hit-and-run accident if we represent you, we will seek to identify witnesses.
Even if your hit-and-run accident has been confirmed, your insurer may fail to inform you of all coverage that is available to pay your medical bills and other expenses. What if your insurance company has offered to settle your case and is asking you to sign a release in exchange for payment? Contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer before you take this action. You may end up shortchanging yourself. You may be unable to pay all your medical bills — and it could be too late to ask your insurer for more help after you have signed a release.
Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, in Charleston, scrutinizes insurance policies in minute detail. We work hard to identify all available compensation for our clients who have been injured in hit-and-run traffic accidents.
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Initial consultations at Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, are free. If we represent you after a hit-and-run car accident in West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky, we will do so on a contingency basis. Request an appointment to talk to a lawyer by calling 304-553-0830 or emailing the firm.